Kaluhea Fay Dudoit
- Park Kitashima Scholarship
- Charles S. Iwata, Jr. Memorial Annual Scholarship
- Holomua Scholarship
- Bruce T. and Jackie Mahi Erickson Scholarship
School attending next school year:
- University of Hawaii at Hilo
Mahalo donors of the Charles S. Iwata, Jr. Memorial Annual Scholarship, the Holomua Scholarship, and the Park Kitashima Scholarship for your blessings and generosity. In this upcoming school year, I will be a senior here at the University of Hawaii at Hilo double majoring in both Marine Science and Hawaiian Studies. I want to thank you all for this amazing blessing and opportunity to be able to accomplish what I have been working towards for the past 4. Growing up on the small island of Moloka‘i and going fishing with my father and grandfather when I was young, I would have never thought that I would become a scientist. But from my experiences and knowledge that I have gained in my life and here at the university, I understand now that science is the pathway and means for native people to perpetuate and continue their livelihoods. It is for this reason that I am passionate in furthering my knowledge in both Marine Science and Hawaiian Studies today, to provide a medium for Hawaiian students to perpetuate and protect what they love about their home. So I thank you all for these scholarships and for allowing me the pathway and means to perpetuate and protect what I love, which is my home, my people, and my culture.